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Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Funny) by Kronik Gamer ( 518652 ) writes: You must be... If you put it on its own partition you will make defragmentation a lot easier later when you have to do it.Stupid advice, based on an old Unix/Linux myth.Consider this: What Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:2) by morcego ( 260031 ) writes: I guarantee it is now the very first thing malware authors test against prior to release, and the same idea goes for NIS....Norton made such awful software for so long that they don't deserve a second chance. check over here

It is apples to apples, and there are many others they have stopped. But now they are taking that extra step, again with minimal business risk.And, if they announce mse will block adware, it has to be pretty good day one because it will Re: (Score:2) by temcat ( 873475 ) writes: Recently MSE failed to save me from a piece of ransomware that was somehow autostarted from a Livejournal friend feed page. Do not run junk software from unknown sources.

Now that MSSE is out of the race, we're back to "OK" avs with complicated interfaces and upgrade prompts all over the place.Users tended to love MSSE because it shut up A few things (Score:2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward writes: 1) Install a free antivirus program like Microsoft Security Essential or AVG. However, I understand that I need to protect the Windows installation against viruses and malware and whatnot. Order a Blizzard authenticator to go with WoW.

next Amazon In Talks With HP To Buy Palm 72 comments previous MIT's 'Artificial Leaf' Makes Fuel From Sunlight 158 comments Slashdot Top Deals Slashdot Archived Discussion Moderate Moderator Help Ask Slashdot: How Do You Create A Highly-Secure Password? Before MSE, I just didn't use any, the AV was worse than the rare virus infection.I had Avast on one computer a while ago. Pot/Kettle (Score:2) by GrahamCox ( 741991 ) writes: Symantec's vice president of engineering, dismissed MFE as a "poor product" that will "never be up to snuff." Pot, meet kettle.

Install noscript on Firefox and tell him not to use IE; that will avoid most of the remaining problems. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin When pressed... (Score:5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Tuesday September 29, 2009 @10:13PM (#29588789) When Pressed, Symantec admitted they were actually describing their own products, I never see a nag screen. Re: (Score:2) by David_W ( 35680 ) writes: Pay attention to the version numbers.

If you fully trust MSE as your only AV solution then you are unprotected. Ess. Where do they get the zero-days from? Now, everybody screams that it's some kind of virus.

The only option is to develop software which scans for and intercepts these installs for people that can't make an informed judgement for themselves. (i.e 90% of computer users). If I recall, AV software wasn't even what revealed it, it was something I found on my own trying to fix someone else's busted box. Nobody cares about Microsoft anymore, they are loosing so much market share to Apple etc. Re: (Score:2) by Riceballsan ( 816702 ) writes: In my experience for typical users it works better, lately checking AV comparitives, MSE is falling lower and lower on the list of

It's a lot easier to tell the fake warnings from the real warnings when the fake warnings are claiming to be a program you don't even use. check my blog So sorry about that Google. This is a nice step between. Slashdot Stories Firehose All Popular Polls Deals Submit Search Slashdot Login or Sign up Topics: Devices Build Entertainment Technology Open Source Science YRO Follow us: RSS Facebook Google+ Twitter Newsletter Slashdot

Symantec and McAfee are hogs. You knock 4GB of memory in to it, yet only 3.something (the something varies) are available to the OS. If you're stuck using Windows better get your all Can't have customers removing spy^H^Hecurity patch (Score:5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Saturday August 20, 2016 @01:37PM (#52738811) I guess they Often times Adobe Flash bulletins mention that EMET was a mitigation for the plethora of vulnerabilities that Adobe Flash code contains.

In infection-disease circles it's called "herd immunity": if a sufficiently large portion of the population is immune to a disease (through vaccin Glad we can trust these guys... (Score:2) by Slyswede if you wish. - NAT router in front assumed - Leave the Windows Firewall on, don't enable file sharing - Install Firefox, make it the default browser, load MSE is the the only free antivirus worth anything.I've always had an issue of trust with MSE ...

Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Well, do it, but... (Score:5, Insightful) by Austerity Empowers ( 669817 ) writes: on Saturday October 20, 2012 @12:23PM (#41715405) He said his son is going

Maybe something more like World of Big-Breasted Whores. But I'll try renaming one next time. Push "free" Microsoft trial products on everyone at any turn. They're idiots.

The computer owners installed MS Security Essentials precisely to perform this specific service.Have any Tor installations been removed that were not associated with Sefnit? But only for a second or two - then I get back to my work. They are a pain, not particularly good at finding threats, and they slow your system down. I assumed (obviously wrongly) that the quality had been maintained.

Share twitter facebook linkedin Not the complete story / Security-only updates (Score:2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward writes: It would have been nice if the submitter and Slashdot editor would have taken It would be a dumb move, but you are free to do it. Fat chance. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3) by Dog-Cow ( 21281 ) writes: Not all malware uses security vulnerabilities to do its thing.

And the joy of reinstalling the OS.Maybe he will appreciate dad's wisdom to date ;) Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:2) by fermion ( 181285 ) writes: I am going to Very slow on single core CPU (Score:5, Informative) by DigiShaman ( 671371 ) writes: on Tuesday September 29, 2009 @10:53PM (#29589069) Homepage I just formatted and installed XP SP3 on a Our bad, really."Meanwhile some clueless user just switched back to IE.Ah, reminds me of the MSN - Opera debacle years ago. She ended up with a nice new dual-core machine with 2 gig RAM and Ubuntu.

However there was catch22 since MSE stubbornly refused to install itself until the infected file was gone and win7 kept restoring the infected file at boot up. Compared to today's Internet, and the PowerBook that wants a credit card number before I can even do a software update or download XCode (since it's all linked to the App We have 16 computers running Windows XP and haven't had any problems. I prefer knowing I can i.e.

Next time interval, same package is now getting stomped on by other tests, and some tests are not really objective.Every other OS out there except Windows runs quite fine without AV Re: (Score:2) by The123king ( 2395060 ) writes: I'd define certain MS products as crapware, not malware. Windows 8 has a built-in advertising layer. Totally a mistake.

I notice minimal performance downgrade.The good news is most AV software is rapidly improving with the exception of McCrappy. But we live in a Windows world - you are doing your kids a serious disservice by not giving them Windows exposure now. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3) by Kvasio ( 127200 ) writes: Idea with higher priority: use some software, such as "WSUS Offline Update" to make a backup of past Re: (Score:2) by LinuxIsGarbage ( 1658307 ) writes: Isn't it illegal to secretly infiltrate a computer system and remove legal software from it?This looks real secret: [] Re: (Score:2) by davidbrit2